The men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 43 year old man Yusuf Hassan for allegedly setting his Ex lover Busayo Falola’s Apartment ablaze which then consumed the entire building at Igan road in Ago Iwoye.
In a statement issued on Saturday by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ago Iwoye Divisional Headquarters by a 62 year old landlady , Adejoke Salau who stated that while she noticed the inferno which started from one of the apartments at about 1:15 in the early hours of Tuesday 4th of April and engulfed the entire building, some tenants were trapped in their apartments and it took the intervention of neighbors to rescue them.
The Statement further added that the DPO of Ago iwoye CSP Noah Adekanye led his men to the scene and upon interrogation , one of the occupants of the building informed the police that she suspected her ex lover whom she saw around the building at about 12:30 midnight of the same day that incident the occured.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ago Iwoye, CSP Noah Adekanye, led his men to the scene from where the occupants of the house were invited to the station for interrogation in order to know the possible cause of the inferno.
“On interrogation, one of the tenants, Falola Busayo informed the police that she saw her ex lover Yusuf Hassan at the back of her window at about 12:30 am of the fateful day.
“She explained further that she was scared to see him at that ungodly hour which made her to scream and ran out of her room to the room of another tenant.
“This made other tenants to come out in order to check what Yusuf was up to, only for them to discover flame coming out from Busayo’s room.
“Upon the information, Yusuf Hassan was hunted for and was subsequently apprehended. He initially denied knowing anything about the incident, but when the DPO ordered detectives to go to his house and find out whether he was at home as of the time of the incident, he decided to open up and confessed been the person who set the house ablazed.” Oyeyemi added.
The suspect was said to have confessed further that he intended to burn his ex lover in her own apartment because he had tried his possible best to reconcile with her but to no avail, and that was the reason why he bought #500 petrol, poured it into her room through the window and set it on fire.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.